Everything you wanted to know about nuclear technology and were afraid they’d ask!

2016 May 16-17
Toronto, Ontario
Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport


Course Flyer

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Course Agenda

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Course Background

The two-day Nuclear-101 course is specifically designed for individuals (including students) within the nuclear community (with or without a technical background) who find themselves interacting with the public. The course will provide you with a good understanding of nuclear and energy fundamentals, along with the tools to explain to others in simple, factual terms how the technology works, some of the interesting twists and turns of its exciting history, and the important contribution nuclear science and technology makes to our society.The course will be taught by three of Canada’s leading nuclear educators, Doug Boreham, Benjamin Rouben and Jeremy Whitlock. It will consist of three modules, and will include demonstrations, Q&A, and a discussion of each module’s relevance to public outreach:

  • Energy and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Facts, Myths, and Historical Review of the Nuclear Industry
  • Health Risks of Radiation

Who should register

  • Anyone in the nuclear community who regularly speaks to the public (or is interested in speaking to the public) and would like to be able to explain nuclear technology in simple, factual terms.
  • Anyone who has ever been asked “difficult” questions about the past, present, and future of the industry – and wishes he/she knew the answer.
  • Anyone who would like to broaden his/her knowledge about Canadian nuclear science and technology: its history, current status and future potential.

How to register

This outreach course is being offered by the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS).
Click here to register online. The cost of the 2-day course is $495 (HST included), and will cover all materials. Full-time university students may register at a discounted rate of $300 (HST included). Register early to avoid disappointment. Course registration deadline: 2016 May 10.

 

Venue and Accommodations

The course will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport, 3299 Caroga Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1A3. Guestrooms within the CNS block may be reserved via a dedicated webpage; the link to this dedicated webpage is on the course website. Also, you may call the hotel at 905-673-9800 and request the rate for the Canadian Nuclear Society course. The last day to book using the special rate in the CNS block is 2016 May 9. The Fairfield Inn and Suites has a shuttle service to Toronto Airport; the shuttle runs 24 hours with pick-up at each terminal every 30 minutes.

 

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